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Schedule set for 2019 Iowa City Book Festival, Oct. 1-6

The Iowa City Book Festival’s 11th year will feature a mix of authors, panel discussions, workshops, a book fair and more, with programming that blends the best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The festival will be held from Oct. 1-6, with most events at various locations throughout downtown Iowa City. Long a showcase for collaborations […]

Derricotte, Eady named 2019 Paul Engle Prize winners

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady have been named recipients of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation […]

Winners named in City of Literature student essay contest

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has completed judging for this year’s Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest, and will award scholarships to seven high school students from across Iowa. The winning essay was “The Wonders of the Willow,” by Natalie DeGabriele, a student at Cedar Falls High School in […]

UNESCO launches Creative Cities Network call for applications

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network has launched its 2019 Call for Applications. Interested cities are invited to submit their application by 30 June 2019. For information about applying, or to access the required documents, visit https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/content/call-applications Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation within and across cities of the world that have invested in […]

Winners named in City of Literature student essay contest

Iowa City student wins top prize of a free year at the University of Iowa; runners up from Anamosa, Ankeny, Dike, Dyersville, Murray, and Spencer The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has completed judging for this year’s Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest, and will award scholarships to seven high […]